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Fort Wadsworth

Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY
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This fort played an important role in U.S. history starting during the Revolutionary War.
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Beneath Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, NY

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a walk, bike, and enjoy the view. Throw down a blanket and take in the view. Grounds are kept clean. I feel safe exploring the grounds and love to sit right under the VERRAZANO Bridge. Taught my grandkids to ride their bikes at this...More

Thank NewYorkGemini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ft. Wadsworth is open and free to visit. You will enjoy the amazing views of the Verrazano Bridge, the harbor, Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is well worth a stop.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Wadsworth is a beautiful attraction in Staten Island. I went there for the first time on a class trip and was amazed. Great spot if you re interested in photography, as well as the local history. I highly recommend a visit!

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This has a lot of things to do on a low budget. The overlook and the park museum is free and gives you a tour of the Forts, along with the displays they have.

Thank mgysgtusmc1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Historic fort guarding the Verrazano Narrows into New York Harbor. Now run by the NPS, tours and special events are offered, including lantern tours. Below the Fort is a beautiful beach with views to Sandy Hook, NJ and the old quarantine islands for arriving immigrants....More

Thank Noel F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Imagine what it was like during the revolutionary war as the port was protected against the Brits or Yanks? Check local history! Nice grounds and a bit of history. The goats were m.i.a. I went last year and there were goats...More

Thank ISIndy8
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The for has some great views of Brooklyn and Manhattan. It's a nice place to walk around and view the fort.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Traveled here with two young children, ages 3-4. From the bottom of the Fort we took the "right" path up which there's was a small park the kids loved. Continued to the top and enjoyed lunch with an amazing view. Saw a deer, which the...More

Thank JadeEstevez1
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The recently redone visitor center is informative, with a look into the fort itself. Men's bathroom has changing table, although it's chest-high (I prefer between chest and waist height.) Easy parking, helpful map provided. Great views from overlook. Easy NPS passport stamp to obtain. Recommend,...More

1  Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The self-guided walking tour from the Visitor Center requires about 40 minutes. You can take some great photos of the bridge and the fortifications and the Manhattan skyline and the big ships leaving New York harbor. The museum in the visitor center has some excellent...More

1  Thank Larry M
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
There are buses that run between the two. You just need to find a bus that gets you back to the ferry during at your desired time. That is probably the cheaper way to do it. But if you don't mind spending a few more... More
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Response from Spvirgo | Reviewed this property |
check out the top 10 things to do instaten island , most of them are free and if you have kids are very entertaining.